Cheryl Burke is admitting a workout weakness!
The professional dancer rose to fame as a two-time champion and was one of the longest-serving pros on “Dancing With The Stars.” Burke recently acknowledged that despite her considerable skills, she is not the master of all when it comes to working out.
Cheryl Burke Reveals Lack of Upper Body Strength
The choreographer took to her Instagram story to share a well-kept secret that would surprise fans and anyone who has seen her perform intricate dance routines on the dance floor for years.
Looking stunning in a black outfit, the star started the video by letting her followers know that she was going to meet her friend, Heidi D’Amelio, to shoot a segment of her reality show.
She stated, “I’m very excited to catch up and to do something called barred, not barre the workout but barred the workout,” before explaining that all she knew about the exercise was that they would be barefoot.
The actress then revealed, “I have zero upper body strength. But man, my legs are strong. However, I don’t think this is focusing as much. I can’t do one pull-up.” The “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” star stated:
“Yep. I’m admitting it. This is it. This is what I can do. And what I cannot do is do anything that has to do with bars. Not drinking bars but barred. Like the actual bars.”
She concluded by mentioning that the metal bars used in the workout required upper body strength, adding, “Oi. This is going to be funny. Cos I’m not going to be able to do sh*t.”
Last month, the fitness enthusiast known for her high-energy performances updated her list of mental health resources by adding an obvious tool that has been integral to her career: dancing.
The Blast shared that she gave an example of what to do via a video posted on her Instagram page. In it, she gave a tutorial for a short dance routine while dressed in a dark plum ensemble.
She started the clip by emphasizing the role of dancing as a vital resource for maintaining her mental health, saying, “So another one of my resources, obviously when it comes to my mental health, is dancing.”
Demonstrating the steps slowly while providing instructions, she proceeded to dance in proper time, first facing the camera and then backing it the second time. She captioned it, “Another one of my resources that has honestly saved my life is… #DANCE, so I decided to create dance tutorials for all of YOU!”
She concluded the video by inviting her followers to share their dance moves and tag her so she could repost them. She also emphasized that perfection was not the goal, instead prioritizing mental health.
Rebuilding After Divorce: Cheryl Burke Finds Self-Love
Last year was quite eventful for the former “Dancing With The Stars” star, who bid farewell to the show after over a decade, fought for custody of her beloved dog Ysabella and went through a tumultuous divorce from Matthew Lawrence.
The 38-year-old, however, made it through successfully, and The Blast reported that she updated fans on her mindset by sharing that she found self-love for the first time since her divorce.
She uploaded several pictures of herself smiling widely and posing on a scooter on her Instagram page. She noted that she had been receiving questions about how she was doing lately. The model penned, “If I could describe how I feel in one word, I honestly couldn’t. Each day presents its bliss but also its challenges.”
She acknowledged that some days were a struggle and expressed her pride in finding solace and connection with her true self. She wrote, “Today, I am proud to say that I am alone, not lonely, and though the past year had its challenges, I feel so much pride in knowing that I got through it all by myself.”
The “I Can Do That” dancer revealed that instead of jumping into a new relationship or turning to partying and drinking to cope, she had been taking a more conscious and intentional approach to her healing.
Burke also disclosed that she wrote in her gratitude journal, and as a result, she found herself eager for each new day and excited to continue discovering her true essence and purpose.